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2012 Chicago White Sox Top Prospects: Reed, Molina And Castro Top Keith Law's Chart

The latest prospect rankings from ESPN's Keith Law has a trio of righty starters filling the top three slots in the Chicago White Sox organization:

Chicago White Sox
1. Addison Reed, RHP (97)
2. Nestor Molina, RHP
3. Simon Castro, RHP
4. Trayce Thompson, CF
5. Keenyn Walker, OF
6. Jacob Petricka, RHP
7. Erik Johnson, RHP
8. Hector Santiago, LHP
9. Marcus Semien, SS/2B
10. Jared Mitchell, OF

The 23-year-old Addison Reed (ranked 97 among Law's Top 100 prospects) was drafted by the Sox in the 3rd round of the 2010 MLB amateur draft. He reached the majors in 2011, pitching exceptionally in his 7 and 1/3 innings of relief.

Nestor Molina appears to be a bit further behind Reed, having reached only Double-A in 2011. Molina has spent five years in the minor leagues, and joined the White Sox this offseason in the Sergio Santos trade last December. In his most recent full season, Molina dominated High-A hitters, pitching 108 and 1/3 innings of 2.58 ERA, 2.45 FIP baseball.

Simon Castro, who was rated the No. 58 top prospect by Baseball America in 2011, struggled in 2011, pitching 16 games in Double-A and 6 games in Triple-A with a combined ERA of 5.63.

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